The general situation for tourists visiting these countries is at a high degree of caution.
There is a high crime rate in most regions of Kenya, particularly in major cities such as Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and at coastal beach resorts. Carjacking, home invasions and kidnappings occur, including during daylight hours and in neighbourhoods normally considered safe. Petty crimes, such as purse-snatchings, pickpocketing and robberies, also occur. Traditionally, crimes increase in the weeks before Christmas.
When you leave your hotel room, ensure that the door is locked and the “do not disturb” sign is displayed. Store your personal belongings in safekeeping facilities. Exercise caution while walking during daylight hours and if travelling after dark. Do not walk outdoors at night, particularly in isolated areas. Avoid showing signs of affluence or carrying large sums of money.
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